Wednesday, August 04, 2021

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

2020-2021 America Pandemic Adventures Filipino Solo Trip
May 24 to June 15, 2021

I revisited Ecuador due to (1) my homeland flight was re-scheduled a month after, (2) Ecuador cost of tourist living is very budget friendly with awesome colonial architecture and nature landscapes and (3) my multiple entry 3 months tourist visa is still valid. 

America Pandemic Adventures Day 186 (Ecuador revisited): Ingapirca (Inca Wall) Archeological Ruins, Ecuador's mini-version of Machu Picchu, located at 3,160masl with admission fee of 2 USD. There's also an Inca Trail with 2-3 days hike heading to this place

America Pandemic Adventures Day 188 (Ecuador revisited): Cajas National Park Route #2, Difficult circuit trail Day Hike to Cerro San Luis (4,264masl) with 6km trail and 414m elevation gain

America Pandemic Adventures Day 202: My 28th Covid19 Test (PCR Nasal Swab for $45, result less than 24 hours), traveled to 22 countries across 4 continents within 10 months, ALL NEGATIVE RESULT. I have 2 Covid19 Vaccines both WHO approved; Sinopharm (2-shots Aug. 2020) and J&J (one-shot May 2021). 

America Pandemic Adventures Day 205 (The Final Days): Homeland flight, from UTC -0700H to UTC +0800H with 15 hours flight. My last Philippine Airlines flight was year 2005. This trip served as the most expensive flight ticket I ever had, purchased only just day before. Uwing-uwi na si Mang Andoy. #livealifeyouwillremember

America Pandemic Adventures Day 205 (The Final Days): Homeland flight, from UTC -0700H to UTC +0800H with 15 hours flight. It's my first time to be with group of Pinoys after 7 months. Uwing-uwi na si Mang Andoy. MARAMING SALAMAT AMERIKA SA PITONG BUWANG PAGALA-GALA (Nov. 2020 to Jun. 2021)  #livealifeyouwillremember

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

Day 180: May 24, 2021 Mon / Ecuador 0
1300H ETD New York UTC -0400H; flight B6 1501; JetBlue flight JFK - GYE 624 USD
1602H ETA Fort Lauderdale; 3 hours transit 
1928H ETD Fort Lauderdale; flight B6 1255
2253H ETA Guayaquil UTC -0500H; Airport Immigration; walk to hostel (2km)
Casa Michael (Guayaquil) 3 nights 40
TOTAL: $40 + 624 USD

Day 181: May 25, 2021 Tue / Ecuador 1 Casa Michael (Guayaquil) 
Day 182: May 26, 2021 Wed / Ecuador 2 Casa Michael (Guayaquil) 
Day 183: May 27, 2021 Thu / Ecuador 3 Casa Michael (Guayaquil) 
Day 184: May 28, 2021 Fri / Ecuador 4 Casa Michael (Guayaquil) 
Day 185: May 29, 2021 Sat / Ecuador 5 Mochiliers Hostel (Cuenca)

Day 186: May 30, 2021 Sun / Ecuador 6 Mochiliers Hostel (Cuenca)
0800H ETD Hostel; breakfast 2.5
0900H ETD Cuenca; bus 2.75
1030H ETA El Tambo; bus 1
1130H Ingapirca Ruins 2; snacks 1.5
1300H ETD Ingapirca; bus 1
1330H ETD El Tambo; bus 2.75
1530H ETA Cuenca; walk to Filipino Restaurant; Barrio Fiesta adobo meal 9
TOTAL: $22.5

Day 187: May 31, 2021 Mon / Ecuador 7 Mochiliers Hostel (Cuenca)
0730H ETD Hostel; breakfast 2.5
0830H ETD Cuenca; bus 9
1300H ETA Loja; centro walk; lunch 2.5
1500H ETD Loja; bus 9
1930H ETA Cuenca; sundae 1.5
TOTAL: $24.5

Day 188: June 01, 2021 Tue / Ecuador 8 Mochiliers Hostel (Cuenca)
0730H ETD Hostel; breakfast 2.5
0845H ETD Cuenca; bus 2.5; snacks 1.5
0945H ETA Cajas National Park
1000H Route #2 trailhead (hard circuit trail) 
1200H Cerro San Luis (4,264masl); snacks 
1400H Back to trailhead; free wifi chill
1600H ETD Cajas National Park; bus 2
1700H ETA Cuenca; dinner 3.5
TOTAL: $12

Day 189: Jun 02, 2021 Wed / Ecuador 9 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca)

Day 190: Jun 03, 2021 Thu / Ecuador 10 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca)
0730H ETD Hostel; breakfast 3.5
0830H ETD Cuenca; bus 2.25 
1000H ETA Sigsig Centro, Playa de Zhingate) 
1130H ETD Sigsig; bus 2.25
1300H ETA Cuenca; grocery snacks 10.5
TOTAL: $18.5

Day 191: Jun 04, 2021 Fri / Ecuador 11 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca)
Day 192: Jun 05, 2021 Sat / Ecuador 12 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca)
Day 193: Jun 06, 2021 Sun / Ecuador 13 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca)
Day 194: Jun 07, 2021 Mon / Ecuador 14 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca) 
Day 195: Jun 08, 2021 Tue / Ecuador 15 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca) 
Day 196: Jun 09, 2021 Wed / Ecuador 16 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca) 
Day 197: Jun 10, 2021 Thu / Ecuador 17 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca)
Day 198: Jun 11, 2021 Fri / Ecuador 18 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca) 
Day 199: Jun 12, 2021 Sat / Ecuador 19 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca) 
Day 200: Jun 13, 2021 Sun / Ecuador 20 Hostal Pachamama (Cuenca) 

Day 201: Jun 14, 2021 Mon / Ecuador 21 Casa Michael (Guayaquil)
0630H Hostel checkout; breakfast 2.5
0735H ETD Cuenca; bus 8.5
1200H ETA Guayaquil; bus #121 0.30;  1 night 8; lunch 3
1600H 28TH COVID19 TEST (PCR); ALCIVAR LAB 45
TOTAL: $67.5

Day 202: Jun 15, 2021 Tue / Ecuador 22
1600H ETD Hostel; bus #121 0.30; airport walk; Brunch 4; refreshments 2.5
2140H ETD Guayaquil UTC -0500H; flight B6 1770
TOTAL: $7

Day 203: Jun 16, 2021 Wed / Home 1
0505H ETA New York UTC -0400H
Bumped-off once again in Etihad flight; Dinner Chinese meal 15.5
Alaska Airlines JFK to LAX 212 USD / Philippine Airlines LAX to MNL 2,209 USD
TOTAL: $15.5 + 2,421 USD

Day 204: Jun 17, 2021 Thu / Home 2
Breakfast Dunkin Donuts 6.5; lunch 11
1635H ETD New York UTC -0400H; flight AK407
1950H ETA Los Angeles UTC -0700H; 2hrs transit
2325H ETD Los Angeles; flight PR103
TOTAL: $17.5 

Day 205: Jun 18, 2021 Fri / Home 3 Whole day flight
Day 206: Jun 19, 2021 Sat / Home 4 0455H ETA Manila UTC +0800H

GRAND TOTAL: $428 (Jun 17) / CREDIT CARD: 624 USD + 812 USD + 2,421 USD

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

22 Days Revisiting Pandemic Rainy Solo Trip in Ecuador

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